Come cultivate your abilities as a beekeeper!
This two-day hands-on instructional program is designed as the next step for apiarists who have knowledge of the industry and have kept a colony for a minimum of one (1) full year – two (2) to three (3) years of experience recommended.
The course will combine classroom lecture and bee yard visits throughout each day for hands-on practical application of key course concepts. The goal is to provide you with the necessary strategies to successfully maintain and grow your hives.
- Mite Control
- Queen Rearing
- Splits and Nucs
- Spring/Summer Management
- Swarm Control
Queen Rearing Essentials, 2nd edition, Lawrence John Connor [ISBN: 978-1878075413] is included with your course materials at no additional charge.
CAUTION: Since you will be working with LIVE bees, please be aware that there is a small risk of bee stings occurring during the program. Always wear light-colored and smooth-textured clothing, as dark-colored, textured and wooly clothing can aggravate the bees. Please refrain from using perfume or hair gel and keep jewelry to a minimum. We strongly encourage attendees to bring a beekeeping veil and/or a hat to cover your hair.
Register early! Class size is limited to only 30 participants.
NOTE: Attendees should have a general knowledge of the language and terminology of beekeeping, as well as a basic understanding of the biology of Honey bees. Fundamentals of beekeeping will not be covered.
If you are new to beekeeping, we strongly recommend that you take our Bee-ginners Beekeeping class first. The Beyond the Basics course is geared to individuals with multiple-year experience in beekeeping. Beginner courses are offered multiple times per year, so please visit our beekeeping page to see the latest offerings!
Interested in joining the New Jersey Beekeepers Association? Visit http://njbeekeepers.org for details!